Lemon squash

Puli Aval (Tamarind Poha)

Puli Aval Aval (Flattened Rice / Poha) is considered one of the best meal options for diabetics because it releases glucose slowly into the blood stream. It also makes you feel full for a longer time. Including Aval regularly helps to prevent Anemia or Iron deficiency.  I have already posted Masala Poha recipe. This recipe is a slight variant as it uses tamarind juice. Its very easy to prepare too.. One of the healthy breakfast recipes for busy morning hurricanes!!

The recipe follows..

puli aval

Recipe For : 2

Preparation Time : 15 minutes


 Aval                           - 1 cup (Flattened Rice/Poha)
Big Onion                  - 1 small
Curry Leaves             - Few
Salt                             - As required
Turmeric Powder      - 1/4 tsp  
Tamarind                   -  small lemon size ball

For Sesoning:

Mustard Seeds        - 1/2 tsp
Urad Dal                   - 1/2 tsp
Channa Dal              - 1/2 tsp
Peanut                      - 2 tsp
Dry Red Chilli           - 2


  • Extract tamarind juice from tamarind. Chop finely Big onion.
  • Take aval in a bowl.. wash it well with water , Drain the excess water and add tamarind juice to it. keep it aside. This is done to soften the aval.
  • Heat oil in  a pan.. Add everything under seasoning. When they splutter add finely chopped onions and curry leaves.
  • When the onions turn translucent, add soaked aval, salt and turmeric powder.
  • Saute for about 2 minutes and switch off the flame.
  • Your tasty tamarind poha is ready.. 

Quick Tips:

Soak aval in tamarind juice just before you start seasoning as aval if soaked for a longer time   become soggy .So Keep an eye on that..  You can also  add vegetables if you want.. You can also prepare this dish with red aval. Red Aval Uppuma follows..